Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
Students attend classes on a full-time basis at NAIT. Upon completion of Level 1, the student progresses to an affiliated clinical site to complete the clinical training.Shift rotation including evenings, nights and weekend days, during the clinical phase will be scheduled.
Many of the radiographic examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel. The ability to work independently and/or closely with others are important requirements for an effective medical radiologic technologist.
Please refer to the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average:
- 25 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 10 to 20 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
- 40 hours per week during clinical (hours may include early or late shifts and some weekends).
- As part of the NAIT MRT Program, all students are required to complete clinical rotations at x-ray facilities in Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The MRT program will do its best to place the students at their first choice; however, this may not be feasible. Clinical sites are offered in Edmonton and area, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Hinton, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, Bonnyville, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Red Deer and Peace River.
- Foster an environment of clinical and academic excellence that prepares students to function as competent, active members and leaders in the healthcare community.
- Graduate students who possess competencies and behaviours required for entry-level radiological technologists in accordance with the prevailing competency profiles of the ACMDTT and CAMRT.
- Provide an educational experience that instills in the graduate a commitment for continued learning and an inquiring attitude.
- Develop the students' communication, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills.
- Graduate students who demonstrate compassionate, safe and quality health care to a diverse population.
- Provide a learning experience with which graduates will be highly satisfied.
- Graduate students with whom employers will be highly satisfied.